Kim was born in Llanelli, growing up in the Stradey area. She was educated at Old Road Primary and Llanelli Girls’ Grammar School before obtaining her B.Ed. at the Polytechnic of Wales (Barry).Teaching was always her vocation. She commenced at Copperworks Infant/Nursery School in September 1986 and was appointed Head Teacher in January 2000. “When the school celebrated its sesquicentennial in 1997 all the then staff visited the archives at Carmarthen and we were both fascinated and entranced by the full history of the school. I always found History difficult at school – all those dates! But working in an area that is so steeped in history with fascinating stories to tell you can not fail to get hooked”.